Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Flutter By Fairy



Welcome to this week's Flutter By Wednesday Challenge. Hop on over to Danni's blog to see our featured design team member, Jodi! And, the most awesome surprise is that our guest designer this week is Lauren Meader! This week's challenge is an open one, and you can use either a fairy or a butterfly, so create to your heart's content!!

Wow! I have the best of both worlds...a fairy dressed as a butterfly! Can it get any better? I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable new stamp from The Greeting Farm...it arrived last Saturday! I knew that it would be my challenge card for this week. She is just adorable, and I knew that only bright colors would do for this little beauty. She is a doll!

I actually started with the paper first. I found this crazy paper with hand drawn flowers and butterflies all over it, and there were some great colors in it. Luckily, the pack came with some solid sheets in it. Well, when I was constructing the card, the crazy paper was too crazy, and the image was lost in the shuffle, so I knew that I had to go to plan "B" and use another solid in the card. I was so much happier with this turnout! Finally, I knew that it needed something on the bottom, and I remembered this $1 ribbon that I found at Michael's, and Voila, the card was born. When I saw that Anya had her hand up to her mouth, I remembered another little treasure that I had...a ribbon slide that says, "Uh oh!" I couldn't resist...had to do it! It is actually from a baby pack, but I just love when I can "repurpose" things! I guess that is appropriate on Earth Day!

Card details:
Stamps: Flutter Anya by The Greeting Farm
Paper: Multi pack from Tuesday Morning; Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scor-Pal; Flower nesties; Ribbon; rhinestone stickers; Shimmerz (Pink and Iced Lavender)
Copic Markers: R00, R01, Y21, E33, BV04, RV09, RV11, YG05

19 comments:

Nicola said...

Uh oh what a beautiful card Nancy. Love this little fairy with all her lovely details and those little gems finish her off to perfection. Such a beautiful layout and colour combo.
Pleased I popped back in as I could not leave a comment this morning - notice said "word verification switched off".
Have a nice day.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Heather said...

Nancy I love Flutter By Anya and you colored her up really pretty!!!

Funny we both used the same stamp but she is so adorable!!!!

Thank you for your sweet comments I always enjoy them!!!

Heather

Michelle said...

I tried leaving a commment earlier but it wouldn't let me - glad I can now as I want to make sure you know I think this is a wonderful card! I just love Butterfly Anya and your card is just beautiful with her!!

Jodi said...

Such a cute card, I love the glitz you have added to her. Love her head band.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Danni said...

I almost used this stamp this week too, how fun!!
Love what you did with Anya!! That headband is wonderful!!
Great creation!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super cute, Nancy! I love the rhinestones you added to her hair! :)

Cassie said...

she looks great nancy! i agree only bright colors for this beauty!!

i haven't been by in the last few days - but i have to tell you that it's a good thing i wasn't in the middle of drinking anything when i read the title for your PMS challenge post! I'd either of spewed on my laptop or snorted it down the wrong pipe!! TOO FUNNY!!!
And great job on the card too!
Also am enthralled with the layout you used for the bee card below this one!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Nancy, love the little rhinestone headband you gave her and that slide is adorable!!

Kim said...

Yeah comments are working! She is so beautiful! Great job.

Ashley said...

This is so darn cute! I love the fairy, I love the sentiment, I love the bling in her hair! Really adorable card!

Alicia said...

Nancy this is such a cute card love your coloring. Thanks for dropping by my blog and I had fun looking at all your cute creations

Heather said...

Nancy, this is so cute! I love the rhinestones! Great job!

Dawn said...

NANCY!!! She is PRECIOUS!!! That ribbon slide is perfect and this little fairy looks a little like another little blond fairy I know!!! How darling... Love the blingy headband and the colors are perfect! Brava, Hon!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!! tfs!!

Maria Matter said...

What a lovely flutter Nancy!
and your slide is perfect!
Blessings, Maria

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Nancy this is such an adorable card! I love the details you included on it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun challenge and love your card.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Anya is soooo cute in her little rhinestone headband!!! Love all that Shimmerz!! Beautiful card Nancy!

Sue said...

aaw what a lovely card Nancy she looks beautiful great colouring, lovely layout, sue.x